#135: Polio Survivor Thrives At AIG, As Ironman Triathlete
October 23, 2014 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/ZNk7FF. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Minda Dentler is a Director of Operations at AIG Multinational. She is also an elite athlete who competes in Ironman triathlons of 140.6 miles. And she’s a polio survivor and spokesperson for Rotary International. Nearly 30 years ago, Rotary began its effort to immunize every child in the world against polio. Its goal to eradicate polio is well within sight. Dentler tells me that, “On World Polio Day, Rotary is streaming a live, worldwide event that begins at 6:30 p.m. CT on October 24th. Tune in at endpolionow.org. The event will feature a global status update on the fight to end polio, the challenges that remain, and how private citizens, corporations, and non-profits can join in the historic final push.” “I’ll be sharing my polio story and viewers will learn how we can end this disease forever,” she says. She will be joined, she says, by the following people at the event: Season 5 winner of NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” Tessanne Chin Musician Ziggy Marley, who will play a song dedicated to World Polio Day from location on-tour Dr. James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Bernadette Hendrickx from Sanofi Pasteur, the largest manufacturer of polio vaccine and World Polio Day event co-sponsor TIME Magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger. Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary Foundation Vice-Chair Michael McGovern.